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Registered Phenomena Code: 622

Object Class: Alpha-White [Neutralized]

Hazard Types: Organic, Sapient

Containment Protocols: RPC-622's neutralization has negated the need for direct containment. 17 Chanterelle Avenue has been auctioned off to three separate parties throughout the years since the discovery and removal of RPC-622; all evidence of anomalous occurrences has been expunged. The missing persons case for Philip Raz Ward has been abandoned.


fig. 1.1: Living room of 17 Chanterelle Avenue upon discovery. RPC-622's right forearm is located within the left wall.

Description: RPC-622 was a large organism inhabiting a house at 17 Chanterelle Avenue, Kankakee, IL, USA. The entity was a grossly elongated human body shaped into a tubular form, measuring approximately 23 meters in length. While its diameter was uneven, on average it was around 44 centimeters.

The vast majority of RPC-622's body was held within the house's walls. RPC-622's torso and appendages were contorted into unnatural positions to conform with their length and place inside the structure. Numerous bone fractures were identified in RPC-622's body; complications had arisen from their presence including avascular necrosis, osteomyelitis, and countless malunions. Along with the organism's extremities having as well been elongated, its nails had been immensely damaged.

RPC-622's only exposed area was its meter-wide mouth, which was accessible through a similarly sized hole in the laundry room. Its mouth showed significant signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease, with many of its teeth having grown into abnormal positions. While seemingly capable of vocalization, RPC-622 could only produce segmented gurgles. RPC-622's eyes were located within the ceiling of the master bedroom and damaged immensely, rendering the specimen completely blind. Additionally, its eyes were excessively caked in dried rheum. RPC-622's posterior was found surrounded by its own excrement.

Many patches of scar tissue as well as a few open wounds were found across RPC-622's body, in addition to numerous large cysts and tumorous growths. Metal rings were discovered periodically along its general length, surrounding sections of its body; screws had been found driven through the rings and into RPC-622's flesh. Their purpose is unknown.

DNA profiling matched RPC-622 to one male individual named Philip Raz Ward.

History & Discovery

Birth records from a hospital in the area reveal that Philip was born on March 6th, 1950, to the married couple of Benedict and Chanah Ward. No evidence of any child named "Philip Ward" attending any local schools could be found, and it is assumed he was homeschooled. Information on these persons outside of concerns related to RPC-622 is scarce, and investigation into the Ward family's history did not reveal any irregularities.

In April of 1959, Benedict and Chanah Ward filed a missing persons case for their son, claiming he had been out playing by a creek near their house and had not returned since. An investigation soon followed with police scouring the city of Kankakee, areas on its outskirts, and nearby woodlands, but after a year no conclusive evidence could be uncovered. It was announced that while the case was not entirely abandoned, active searching and study would be put on hold until new leads came to light. A memorial service was held for Philip Ward not long after. For the following eight years Benedict and Chanah Ward remained mostly reclusive, their neighbors only witnessing them step outside for basic requirements. It was assumed that the two were grieving and suffering an immense depression, though all offers of help were rejected by the couple.

The two individuals abruptly went missing in March of 1968. Their corpses were recovered two weeks later on the shore of the Kankakee River. A forensic exam determined that they had both drowned. Of note is that the bodies were naked, apart from a wedding ring on each individual's person and duct tape surrounding their legs; the bodies were mutually facing one another. Furthermore, a measure of the corpses showed them to be 46 centimeters taller than that of their most recent medical records. Members of the city's local police department conducted a search of their home shortly after and discovered RPC-622, causing a panic in the group. Once this information reached an embedded Authority Central Intelligence operative in the Kankakee PD, it was immediately forwarded to the Authority. Amnestics were quickly administered to witnesses, and a disinformation campaign spread.

Soon after discovery, RPC-622 was officially authorized for neutralization under ethical concerns. 17 Chanterelle Avenue was partially demolished in order to extract RPC-622 from the premises, then rebuilt under the guise of renovations. The entity's body was cut apart into chunks, all separately cremated to account for its size. The aforementioned search of 17 Chanterelle Avenue did not reveal any notable information, other than:

  • A freezer located in the laundry room, filled with assorted meats. The majority had spoiled.
  • Partial remains of a brown rat. Its spine was significantly longer than that of a usual specimen.
  • Writing scratched on the insides of the house's walls. Most was unintelligible, though repeated words included "mom", "dad", "stop", and "help".
  • Two calendars, one for 1959 and the other for 1968. March 6th of the former was marked as "Philip must grow up", and the same date on the latter marked as "we must grow up".

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